Schleiden, Eifel, Germany

The seven architecturally striking houses of NEUGRAD stand in the middle of the Eifel National Park, as if randomly thrown. Connected by winding paths surrounded by the fresh green of young trees and bushes.

The cabins themselves somehow have the character of a loft, but just in "mini". The equipment is luxurious and very comfortable. Through the large windows, light and nature shines in from everywhere, which here in the Eifel can still thrive in a particularly intact and lush way. Outside, the national park invites you to take a variety of walks and hikes. And if the weather should be bad, the guests can also relax inside by the fireplace or in the sauna without any pangs of conscience.

The makers of NEUGRAD Frank Zweigner and Frederik Eichen have thought carefully about whether they can build their holiday destination right next to a complex that is as historically burdened as the former NS Ordensburg Vogelsang. And have decided that not only can they do it, they actually want to. In the meantime, a large number of non-profit and creative initiatives have emerged in the huge historical complex. NEUGRAD would like to contribute to this new diversity.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Tiny Housefrom143 €


ArchitectureSomehow "weird" the cabins of Neugrad. In fact, they are unmistakable with their diagonal roof ridge pitched at 23.5 grads (or grads). The diagonal also runs through all floors inside. This creates many cozy little corners, whether on the stove bench, halfway down the stairs or somewhere in between. The lack of the usual 90-degree angles is stimulating for the eye and brain and makes the cabins particularly interesting despite their coziness. It is obvious that the people here have put a lot of love into the details of the architecture and furnishings. During construction, mainly ecological building materials and efficient insulating materials were used. The surfaces, mostly made of wood and concrete, are treated with natural oils. Harmful paints and colors were avoided. A low-emission system is used for heating and the anti-reflective glass facades store thermal energy.

Environment1,600 local plants were replanted on the car-free property to create a natural garden in which the cabins are gracefully distributed. As few areas as possible were sealed and light pollution is kept as low as possible by very discreet outdoor lighting. This makes Neugrad a place where you can observe the stars particularly well. Where a lot of nature, also a lot of animals. The glass facades of the cabins are specially anti-reflective, which prevents bird strikes. And for the ecologically important bats, several breeding sites have been created on the site.


  • Unique holiday resort in the middle of the Eifel National Park in a place steeped in history
  • Puristic cabins with sauna and fireplace - minimalism paired with luxury and comfort
  • The entire facility is car-free and therefore noise-free
  • On request, a breakfast from the local baker can be delivered to your door in the morning
  • Particularly low light pollution in the region, therefore great starry sky visible (Eifel Star Park)
  • Many activities possible in the area: hiking, cycling, kayaking, stand-up paddling on the reservoirs
  • Hikes guided by rangers on request
  • In close proximity to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Also suitable for workations, seminars, workshops, etc

Cabins11 unitsOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • 11 cabins (all with gallery level) in 7 houses for 2-4 people each
  • Fully equipped kitchens in the cabins
  • All cabins with their own (Finnish) sauna and fireplace
  • Terrace with dining table and barbecue
  • Service shop with basic groceries
  • Bike rental
  • Seminar rooms can be rented in the neighboring building
  • Yoga lessons possible on request
  • Free parking at the edge of the site


Zwischen unberührter Natur inmitten der Eiffel, da, wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen, stehen sieben kleine, nachhaltig gebaute Cabins auf einer privaten, autofreien Anlage. Die Cabins des Neugrad erinnern an etwas größere Tiny Houses, passen perfekt in die natürliche Umgebung und sind stilvoll-modern und urgemütlich und verfügen alle über eine finnische Sauna, Kamin und eine top ausgestattete Küche... Ansonsten können Sie hier locker von Luft und Liebe leben. Erstere ist hier in der unbewohnten Gegend ohne Luft- und Lichtverschmutzung so klar, dass Sie nachts den beeindruckenden Sternenhimmel bestaunen können.

Deborah Landshut, vogue.de, May 2022
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Tiny Housefrom143 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Cologne it takes about 1 hour to get to the Neugrad Cabins (74 km). It also takes just under an hour (45 km) from Aachen, just under 3 hours (248 km) from Frankfurt, around 2 hours (163 km) from Dortmund and a good 4.5 hours (396 km) from Stuttgart kilometers). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Kall. From there, the national park shuttle SB82 runs to the property.